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Good-bye from the Trail

Hello friends! With great sadness, I write this article. Our new manager/editor, Cathy Peper, sadly had to step down from managing Stamper’s Quest.  At this time, due to my schedule and health, I am unable to keep the magazine going. Publishing a monthly magazine is a lot of work!  There are deadlines, planning, editing, publishing […]

Masked Thank You Card

Finished card size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Continuing with one of our monthly techniques of a few months ago, the masking technique, I thought I would show you something a little different.  This method can create fun and stunning backgrounds on your cards.  Come join me in the studio as we can get started! Supplies: Stamps: […]

Triple Easel Table Display

Finished Size: 4-1/4″ x 11″ x 4-1/4″ Meet one of my beautiful granddaughters, Chistine, better known as Chrissy.  Chrissy is my model for today’s Outfitter Project.  I adore this photo I took of her last fall when we were all together for a picnic. Isn’t she beautiful? (Yes, that’s just me being biased! She IS my […]

A Polished Stone Christmas Card

Finished Card Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Supplies: Stamps: Santa (Inkadinkado) Joy and Merry Christmas words (Hot Off the Press) Snowflakes (Hot Off the Press and The Angel Company) Papers: Cream cardstock (Staples) Dark Blue cardstock (Bazzill) Designer paper from stash (Unknown) Polished Stone panel Inks: Mustard Seed and Sapphire Distress ink pads (Ranger) Black Versafine ink pad […]

I Have you In my Heart

 Finished card size 5 x 6.5″ Supplies: Stamps: “Your are in my heart” (McMahon Five Designs) “What Cancer cannot do” (DRS Stamps) Papers: White from my stash Maroon from my stash Inks: Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko) Faded Jeans Distress Ink (Ranger) Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger) Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger)     Copic Markers (.t00 Corp) B14, B16 […]

Changes in Card Making

Changes in Card Making – A Perspective by Marion Davis OK. You are about to know how old I am. My first foray into the stamping world was because I wanted to make the place cards for the tables at my son’s Bar Mitzvah. He is now 37. Over the years we have seen many […]

Ringing in 2013

A lot of things are changing here at Stamper’s Quest for 2013. 2012 was not a particularly good year for us here on the trail. Our editor became gravely ill and production of the magazine was affected for most of the year.  Sadly Linda made the decision to step down the beginning of December as […]

December 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

STITCHIN’ Finished card size: 5″ x 7″ A sewing card, using the sketch from Regena. I know, I know, I’m not a dress designer, but you get the idea!  Supplies: Stamps: Flourish (Stampabilities) Papers: (C.S.) Black card stock  White C.S. Silver C.S. Gold C.S. Green C.S. Inks: Black Stazon ink pad (Tsukineko) Silver Color-it ink […]

Holiday Quickies: New Year Button

Happy New Year Supplies: Stamps: Drink-(Firecracker Designs by Pamela) Candy Cane (Impression Obsession) Swirl (Basic Grey) Paper: Solar White (Neenah) Eclipse Black (The Paper Temptress) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug (Tsukineko) Colorbox (Moss Green) Dies: Playful Alphabet (Spellbinders) Other: Button Grand Calibur (Spellbinders) Gesso (Liquitex) Zig Glue Pen (EK Success) Multi Medium Gloss (Claudine […]

Holiday Quickies: Merry Christmas Card

 Finished size: 6 x6  inches Supplies: Stamps: Christmas cling set  (Recollections) Papers: Gold metallic  from my stash red paper from my stash 6×6″ Bright Christmas Pad (Recollections) Inks: Versamark (Tsuineko) Other: Dies: Merry Christmas (Cheery Lynn Designs)       Swedish Spring Oval Frame (Cheery Lynn Designs) Grand Calibur (Spellbinder) Ultra fine mirror gold embossing powder (Stamp […]

Holiday Quickie: Leaping Deer

Finished card 5.5” x 4.25”   Supplies: Stamps: Big Merry Christmas (Memory Box) Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko) Papers: Ocean Blue medium and dark (Colormates by Worldwin) White Neena Classic Crest Solar White Deer cut from Ice Gold (Curious Iridescent available at The Paper Cut) Other: Silver pearl embossing powder (EP) (Ranger) Leaping Deer Die (Memory Box) Heat […]

Holiday Quickie: Poinsettia Card

Finished size 5 x 6.5 inches Supplies: Stamps: Bright with Promise  (Stampabilities) Paper: White from my stash red from my stash Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Layered Poinsettia (Spellbinders) French Pastry Doily  (Cheery Lynn) Petite Ovals, Large (Spellbinders) Holiday Magic M-Bossablilities (Spellbinders) Pearls (Recollections) Glue dots double stick tape Grand Calibur (Spellbinders) Christmas Ribbon Directions: […]

Holiday Quickies: When You Stop Believing…

Finished size: 4.25 x 5.5” Supplies: Stamps: Stop Believing Text (Ditto by Hampton Arts) Santa (Inkadinkado) Clear Snowflake (Inkadinkado) Paper: 8 ½ x 11” White Cardstock Inks Coal Black, Cardinal and Pine Ancient Page Permanent dye ink (Clearsnap) Red, pale pink and green Tombow markers (or your choice of markers) Other: Detailed Black Embossing Powder […]

Holiday Quickies: Gift Bag

By: Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide Holiday Gift Bag   Supplies: Stamps: Season’s Greetings (OnyxXpressions) Evergreen Branch (I Brake for Stamps) Flower (OnyxXpressions) To and From (I Brake for Stamps) Paper: White cardstock (from stash) Gift bag (Dollar Tree) Ink: Archival Library Green (Ranger) Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries and Iced Spruce (Tim Holtz) […]

December 2012 Trail Map: Debbie’s View

Card Size:  5 x 6.5 inches My winter card is an interpretation of Regena’s December Trail Map: Supplies: Stamps: Snow people Border (Hero Arts) Winter Nestle (Stampendous) Papers: White from my stash Red from my stash Silver from my stash Frosty Cabin designer paper stack (Recollections) Inks: Memento Black ink pad (Tuskineko) Chianti Color Box (Clearsnap)    […]

December 2012 Trail Map: Debbie’s View

Finished Card Size 5″ x 7″ I hope you are ready to start seeing Christmas or Winter cards! I am so done with summer. Living in Las Vegas the summers can be so hot and so long, so  I wanted to think cold today. (Editor’s note:  Debbie prepared this project way back when it was […]

December 2012 Trail Map: Lorraine’s View

 OH CHRISTMAS TREE Finished size:  5.5″ x 4.25″ I just purchased a new stamp and was eager to use it.  New stamps seem to get the creative juices flowing and what better time to try it out than the Christmas season. My card is based on Regena’s December 2012 Trail Map. Supplies: Stamps: Tree (Magenta) […]

November 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

THINKING OF YOU Finished card size: 5″ x 7″ This card is my interpretation of the November trail map designed by Regena: Lets do a kinda fancy card for someone special. Supplies: Stamps: Background writing (Inkadinkado) Hearts (Hero Arts) Papers: Black shiny cardstock (C.S.) White C.S. Gold C.S. Inks: Black dye ink pad (JoAnn craft essentials) […]

September 2012 Trail Map: Map Master’s View

COOL DUDE Finished card size: 5″ x 7″ Does this guy remind you of anyone? This card is based on September’s Trail Map by Regena: Supplies: Stamps: Cool Dude (Loralie Designs) Papers: Black card stock (C.S.) Silver C.S. Gold C.S. White C.S. Inks: Tuxedo black dye (Memento) Other: Three different Cuttlebug embossing folders (Provo Craft) […]

Holiday Blizzard: Cascade of Ornaments Holiday Display

   Cascade of Ornaments Holiday Display   I love Christmas ornaments, and so my stash of ornament stamps is borderline insane! I also love making home decor items, especially for the holidays (ANY  holidays to tell the truth!).  Working as a custom framer, I see lots of frames so I’m always floating some idea about […]